Prompt #3 Submissions are due by 7/31/12.
Selected submissions to be published 9/1/12.
What can you do with 6 words? 140 characters? Let’s keep it short – we want your 6 Word Stories and Twitter Poems.
For this prompt (and this prompt only) we will be accepting up to five pieces (submit once only please) – so make us laugh, cry, laugh again and then maybe go on a homicidal rampage. Use what few words you have wisely.
Six Word Story
Write a story using six words.
See? That’s not so hard. Now write a good one, I’ll leave that up to you. Just no cheating. Your title is a title, not the beginning of your story, so you don’t get five extra words.
Eg: “ cahoodaloodaling requested from me
a rock hard six word story” is not going to fly.
Here are a couple of wonderful examples pulled from www.sixwordstories.net
You + I. A tragic miscalculation.
One wrong move. Two impaled movers.
Fortune cookie reads: That wasn’t chicken.
Morning embarrassment preferred to nighttime loneliness.
Poison; meditation; skiing; ants– nothing worked.
From torched skyscrapers, men grew wings.
Twitter poems are up to 140 characters. Again, with the cheating titles, I’m on to you.
A Red Tulip
opens and drops her yellow sex on my kitchen counter. I cross my legs and write poetry.
– Linda Leedy Schneider
I remembered the name of the lilac tree years after you told me.
I’m sorry I never retained plant names. Only shades, and shapes.
Our whitewashed wall was once my favourite but even that is fading.
– Nora Nadjarian
Low Pay Piecework
The fifth-grade teacher and her followers— Five classes, twenty-eight in each, all hers: One-hundred-and-forty different characters.
Linda & Nora’s poems can be found at http://unfoldmag.wordpress.com/